Books & Videos

Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Meet the iPod: Out of the Box and into Your Ears in 15 Minutes

    1. Meet the iPod

    2. Meet the iPod Nano

    3. Meet the iPod Shuffle

    4. Installing iTunes

    5. Unpacking and Connecting the iPod

    6. Three Ways to Get Music for iTunes (and iPod)

    7. Adding Music to the iPod Automatically

    8. Adding Music to the iPod Manually

    9. Disconnecting the iPod from Your Computer

    10. Charging Your iPod the First Time

    11. Controlling Your iPod with the Click Wheel

    12. Other iPod Ports and Switches

    13. Finding the Music on Your iPod—and Playing It

  2. Chapter 2 Bopping Around the iPod

    1. Turning the iPod On and Off—or Putting It On Hold

    2. Navigating the iPod’s Menus

    3. What’s in the Music Menu

    4. What’s in the Photos Menu

    5. What’s in the Videos Menu

    6. What’s in the Extras Menu

    7. What’s in the Settings Menu

    8. Two Other iPod Menu Items

    9. Some Idiot Set the iPod Menus to Greek

    10. Customizing Your iPod’s Menus

    11. Setting Your iPod’s Clock(s)

    12. Using Your iPod as an Alarm Clock

    13. Letting Your iPod Put You to Sleep

    14. Searching for Songs on the iPod

    15. Jumping Around in Songs and Videos

    16. Adjusting the iPod’s Volume

    17. Adjusting the Backlight Timer

    18. How to Keep Your iPod Looking New

    19. Playing Games on an iPod

    20. Reading the iPod Battery Meter

    21. Charging Your iPod Without the Computer

    22. Locking Up Your Pod

  3. Chapter 3 In Tune with iTunes

    1. The iTunes Window: An Introduction

    2. Changing the Look of the iTunes Window

    3. Changing the Size of the iTunes Window

    4. The iTunes Visualizer

    5. Picking the Songs You Want to Rip

    6. Changing Import Settings for Better Audio Quality

    7. Three Ways to Browse Your Collection

    8. Finding Your Songs in iTunes

    9. Shuffling Your Music…and Smart Shuffle

    10. You’re the Critic: Rating Your Songs

    11. Listening to Internet Radio

    12. Sharing Your Music

    13. Changing a Song’s File Format

    14. Evening Out Your Song Volumes

    15. Improving Your Tunes with the Graphic Equalizer

    16. Finding (and getting rid of) Duplicate Songs

    17. Changing a Song’s Start and Stop Times

    18. Editing Song Information

    19. Editing Album Information

    20. Adding Artwork Automatically

    21. Adding Artwork Manually

    22. Finding and Adding Lyrics to Your Song Files

    23. Viewing Artwork and Lyrics on the iPod

    24. What iTunes Can Tell You About Your iPod

    25. Using iTunes to See What’s on Your iPod

    26. Adjusting Your iPod’s Preferences with iTunes

    27. Loading Songs on an iPod from More Than One Computer

    28. Manually Deleting Music and Videos from Your iPod

    29. Automatically Loading Your iPod Shuffle

    30. Manually Adding Music to the iPod Shuffle

    31. Where iTunes Stores Your Files

    32. Moving Your iTunes Music Folder

    33. Backing Up Your iTunes Files

  4. Chapter 4 The Power of Playlists

    1. Making a New Playlist

    2. Changing an Existing Playlist

    3. Adding a Playlist to Your iPod

    4. Making an On-The-Go Playlist

    5. Deleting a Playlist

    6. Party Shuffle: When You Want to Play DJ

    7. Smart Playlists: Let iTunes Assemble Your Playlists

    8. Making Playlist Folders

    9. Three Kinds of Discs You Can Burn with iTunes

    10. Burning a Playlist to a CD

    11. Printing Playlists and Snazzy CD Covers

  5. Chapter 5 Shop the iTunes Store

    1. Getting to the iTunes Store

    2. An Overview of the Store’s Layout

    3. Navigating the Aisles of the iTunes Store

    4. Setting Up an iTunes Store Account

    5. Changing the Information in Your Apple Account

    6. Tips for Dial-Up Music Lovers

    7. Finding Music by Genre

    8. Buying a Song or Album

    9. Buying Movies or Videos

    10. Buying Audio Books

    11. Buying iPod Games

    12. Downloading and Subscribing to Podcasts

    13. Usage Rights: What You Can Do with Your Purchases

    14. Publishing Your Own Playlists (iMixes)

    15. Other Cool iTunes Store Features

    16. iTunes Gift Certificates: Buying ‘Em and Spending ‘Em

    17. Other Ways to Send iTunes Gifts

    18. Using iTunes Allowance Accounts

    19. Making an iTunes Wish List

    20. What to Do If Your Download Gets Interrupted

    21. The Purchased Playlist

    22. Setting Up Parental Controls for the Store

    23. Authorizing Your Computer for iTunes Purchases

    24. Deauthorizing Your Computer

    25. Using Your iPod to Copy Purchases to Other Computers

    26. Seeing Your iTunes Purchase History and Getting iTunes Store Help

  6. Chapter 6 Videos Everywhere

    1. Adding Videos to iTunes

    2. Playing Videos in iTunes

    3. Transferring Videos to the iPod

    4. Playing Videos on the iPod

    5. Video Formats That Work on the iPod

    6. Finding iPod-Friendly Videos Online

    7. Video-Conversion Programs for the iPod

    8. Converting Your Own Home Movies

    9. Converting Movie Files with iTunes

    10. Playing iTunes and iPod Videos on Your TV

    11. Burning Your Video Collection to DVD

  7. Chapter 7 Picturing Your Photos on the iPod

    1. What You Need to Put Photos on Your iPod

    2. Getting Pictures onto the iPod

    3. Digital Photographer Alert: Storing Full-Quality Photos on the iPod

    4. Viewing Pictures on the iPod

    5. Playing Slideshows on the iPod

    6. Playing Slideshows on a TV

  8. Chapter 8 Other Stuff the iPod Can Do for You

    1. Using Your iPod as an Address Book

    2. Using Your iPod as a Calendar

    3. Tracking Time: Your iPod as a Stopwatch

    4. Tick-Tock: Your iPod as a World Clock

    5. Using Your iPod as a Portable Hard Drive

    6. Reading Text Files on Your iPod

    7. Recording Audio with Your iPod

  9. Chapter 9 iPod Out Loud

    1. Checklist: Taking Your iPod on the Road

    2. The FM Connection: Playing Your iPod Through a Radio’s Speakers

    3. Connecting Your iPod to a Car’s Cassette Player

    4. iPod and Serious Car Audio Fans: The Custom Installation

    5. Finding a Power Source for Your iPod

    6. Connecting the iPod to a Home Entertainment System

    7. Streaming iTunes Music with the AirPort Express

    8. Playing the iPod Through Portable Speakers

    9. Where to Find Cool iPod Stuff

  10. Chapter 10 What to Do When the iPod Isn’t Working Right

    1. Apple’s Alphabet: The 5 Rs of iPod Repair

    2. Resetting Your iPod

    3. Downloading and Reinstalling iTunes and iTunes Updates

    4. Using the Diagnostics Tools in iTunes for Windows

    5. Updating Your iPod’s Software

    6. Starting Over: Restoring Your iPod’s Software

    7. Understanding the iPod’s Battery Messages

    8. Apple’s Tips for Longer iPod Battery Life

    9. Replacing Your iPod’s Battery

    10. AppleCare—What It Is and Whether You Need It

    11. Finding an iPod Repair Shop

    12. Where to Find Apple’s iPod Tutorials, Demos, and Help

  11. Chapter 11 Advanced iPodding

    1. Cool Software for Even More iPod Fun

    2. Runners Alert: Use Your iPod Nano to Track Your Progress

    3. Finding Alternative Headphones for Your iPod

    4. Getting Ideas for Playlists

    5. What You Need to Make Your Own Podcast

    6. Recording Your Podcast

    7. Publishing Your Podcast to Your Web Site or Blog

    8. Publishing your GarageBand Podcast to iWeb or the Web

    9. Getting the iTunes Store to List Your Podcast

    10. Where to Get the Latest iPod News